15 Facts About Gore Verbinski


Gore Verbinski is best known for directing The Ring, the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and Rango.

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Gore Verbinski won the Academy Award, the BAFTA, and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film for his work on Rango.

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Gore Verbinski was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the fourth of five children of Laurette Ann and Victor Vincent Gore Verbinski, a nuclear physicist.

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Gore Verbinski played guitar in the Daredevils, Bulldozer, The Drivers, and the all-star band The Cylon Boys Choir.

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Gore Verbinski was in a band called The Little Kings, which backed Stiv Bators on his version of "Have Love Will Travel" with amateur drummer Chris "Poobah" Bailey.

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Gore Verbinski moved from music videos to commercials, where he worked for many brand names including Nike, Coca-Cola, Canon, Skittles and United Airlines.

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Gore Verbinski followed it up with the horror film remake The Ring, which struck gold globally, grossing well over $200 million worldwide.

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Gore Verbinski had a directorial hand in The Time Machine that year, temporarily taking over for an exhausted Simon Wells.

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Gore Verbinski directed some of the underground Morlock sequences and is given a Thanks to credit in the film.

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Gore Verbinski then directed the very successful Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl which earned over $600 million at the international box office.

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Gore Verbinski was set to direct a film for Universal based on the video game BioShock.

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Gore Verbinski was then replaced by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo as director and the film was cancelled.

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In 2011 and 2013, Gore Verbinski would delve into the Western genre, with decidedly different results: Rango was well received, critically and commercially, and earned the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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Gore Verbinski was set to direct a film centering around Gambit, set within the X-Men film universe, before dropping out of the project in January 2018.

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Gore Verbinski was involved with Matter, an original futuristic videogame that was being developed for the Xbox 360 using Kinect.

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